SOFT ENDURO MOTORCYCLE TOURS
Europe - Transylvania
Soft Enduro Motorbike adventure
Special routes for a soft enduro guided motorcycle tour in Europe:
- rides in Devil's Valley
- rides in Hell's Valley
- rides in Ponorului Citadels and Turzii Gorges - the most important natural reservations from Transylvania
Huda lui Papara Cave - it is believed that Huda lui Papară communicates with that cave in Germany in which Pied Piper hid the children from Hamelin
Vampire Menu and traditional dishes - find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!
Day by day itinerary
DAY 1, Cluj - Turda
Welcome to Transylvania! Your English speaking guide (a motorcycle enthusiast) will connect with you at airport and escort you to your inviting accommodation, a lovely 4* hotel.
Dinner will certainly relax you and offer you the first “taste” of delicious Transylvania.
DAY 2, Turda – Turzii’s Gorges- Buru –Turda
Morning ride from Turda, a small town with a lovely medieval atmosphere, founded by the Dacians, under the name Potaissa, then conquered by the Romans. The town preserves even now days the traces left behind by the Romans, in fact you’ll ride today on the old “Roman road”, between Turzii’s Gorges and Buru. Turzii’s Gorges are one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains. Located in Trascau Mountains, these gorges are well known among mountain lovers for the number and diversity of their routes. The relief of the gorges is also impressive by the vertical mountain sides and the array of rocks. Your 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds has prepared a special dinner for you, a real culinary event – you’ll delight yourself with a vampire menu!
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DAY 3, Turda – Salciua – Ramet – Aiud – Valea Dracului (Devil’s Valley) – Moldovenesti – Turda
Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee in the second day of your soft enduro motorcycle tour. After breakfast you’ll explore the entire Ariesului valley, Motzilor Country in all its beauty, each curve revealing stunning sceneries. Visit Huda lui Papara Cave (do you remember the history of Pied Piper, the magic flute singer? If not, this tour will remind it to you. You’ll enjoy a delicious but most important blessed lunch in the peaceful Ramet Monastery. Quite a challenge for you after lunch, you’ll cross Carpathians, on a spectacular, wild route, mostly cut right in the mountain wall, known as the “outlaws’ road”.
DAY 4, Turda – Muntele Baisorii – Belis –Smida
A big day for you! You’ll ride to the White House today! No, you won’t meet Bill Clinton but one of his biggest fans, the mayor of Horea village. He decided that this marvellous village, located in the heart of Sunset Mountains is no less than Washington, thus the Village Town Hall was painted in white and it is known among villagers as the White House! You’ll also try something new for lunch, a traditional Hungarian menu, served at a lovely country-inn by women dressed in traditional Hungarian Clothing. How does Goulas Flambé and ice-cream pancakes with blueberry sound? Accommodate in Smida Village, in a 4* country-inn.
DAY 5, Smida – Cetatile Ponorului – Bears Cave – Stana de Vale
Spectacular gorges, struggling waterfalls and mysterious caves, that’s what the itinerary of this day provides you with. Discovered 20 years ago, Bears Cave got its name from the skeletons of some very old species of bear that were found here, I’m sure it will make quite an impression on you! You’ll enjoy a picnic in the wild nature, in Padis, the largest natural reserve in Romania. Accommodate in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale.
DAY 6, Stana de Vale – Valea Iadului ( Hell Valley) –
Remeti – Huedin – Cluj Napoca
Get back on mountain routes today. The trail you’ll follow will enable you to admire some of the most beautiful Romanian mountain lakes Lesu and Dragan. Accommodate in Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest and important cities, in a 4* hotel.
DAY 7, Cluj Napoca;
Time to say good-by but we’re sure you’ll decide to visit us again; you’ll come as a tourist but will leave as a friend.
Transfer by car to the airport for the flight back home.
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Departure date - on request
Minimum group size - 2 riders
*price in £ and $ for guidance only, all payments will be taken in € .
Price includes: the services of an English speaking guide
Accommodation: 5 nights in 4* Hotels and 1 night in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale 4* hotels, single rooms
Meals: Half Board (12 meals, out of which 4 special culinary events: vampire dinner, monastic lunch, Romanian traditional lunch and Hungarian traditional lunch)
motorbike rental BMW G650GS.
BMW R1200GSLC and BMW F800GS upgrade available at an extra cost.
Support car (SUV) to carry your luggages available at an extra cost.
Not included: - motorcycle insurance, fuel, gear, flights from your country of residence
Special notes & info
Experience in riding the motorbike on off road sections - required
Please bring a textile /leather bag for your luggage to be tied on the motorbike
Motorcycle gear and helmet is compulsory
The tour is not suitable for passengers. Passengers can join the tour if travelling in a support car.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club and American Expres via fax and phone.
We also accept payments via PayPal (by credit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account), by Moneybookers, bank transfer and Western Union.
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From US a good deal would be, from New York (JFK) flying to Transylvania (CJN) via Milano (Italy) - from $710 for a return flight. You can also fly via Bucahrest or Budapest.
Flights from Bucharest or Budapest (Hungary) to Cluj Napoca are available at about €100.
Low costs flight from UK are avilable with wizzair.com from £33.92 return flight.
Anyone thinking of going on this trip I can tell you now, you will have an excellent holiday.
Two of us from the Lincolnshire went last June.
It must be said that the Romanian people we met and in particular the organizers could not have done more to make us welcome.
Great tour this one, what are you waiting for?
Malcolm R., UK
Nicu, group leader says:
I generally love to ride for the feeling of freedom and for the pleasure of traveling in nature. Particularly this tour contains the most special routes for a soft enduro motorcyclist.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours, Transylvania Live specialises in travel to Transylvania and we are here to offer you a personal, flexible highly efficient service and give you a superb riding experience. Therefore, if you have any other queries or you would like to adapt your Romanian package in any way, we will be pleased to offer you any assistance that you may require.
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- Once you realise the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
- Cluj-Napoca is well known city for the night life oportunity.
- Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
- No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romani
We're pleased to say that Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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